Top quality flavoured olive oil enchants the international market
The family company Mallafré has captivated International attention and recognition with its gourmet olive oils, flavoured with thyme, rosemary, garlic, coffee or tangerine, among other ingredients. 70% of the production is exported, mainly to France, Germany and Italy, but also to Japan where Mallafré’s ginger flavoured olive oil is a major success.
Riudoms (ACN).- A Catalan family business, run by their third generation, is developing top quality olive oil that is beginning to be recognised in competitive markets abroad. Mallafré oils are getting international recognition because of their quality but also for its innovation.Over the last 75 years, the Mallafré family has been running its mill to produce olive oil in the village of Riudoms (South Catalonia). More than ten years ago, besides extra virgin and virgin olive oils, they started producing flavoured oils. The flavoured oils come from pressing the olives together with a specific ingredient, such as coffee beans, ginger roots, or orange peel. Therefore, they are virgin olive oil with something else, for instance virgin tangerine olive oil. The difference with similar products is that the others come from maceration of the ingredient within the already produced oil. Currently Mallafré offers nine varieties of flavoured oils: lemon, orange, tangerine, rosemary, thyme, chilli, ginger, coffee, and garlic. They also have organic oil, flavoured with different nuts, such as hazelnut, almond, pistachio and pumpkin seeds. However, besides these new and innovative products, the mill continues working with traditional techniques, such as the \u201Ccold pressing\u201D. These olive oil artisans are expanding their sales, with a well designed website, increasing the number of distribution points, and selling abroad. Their products are highly regarded in France, Germany, Italy and Japan.